what do I write? Fiction: magical realism and absurdism as seen in my first book: The King of FU. Non-fiction: relationships, addiction, sex, travel, politics, Russian culture and anything that pays in money or laughs (mostly).
what is my writing like? Like a bunch of people at a party trying to tell different jokes at the same time. (Latest: That Time I Got Illegal Butt Surgery in Russia (Human Parts)
why do I write? Because cats can’t. Or some such other pretentious nonsense I’ll come up with later.
[Have a look at my writing menu]
current project: The Uninvited Guests (illustrated by Nastia L.)
book: The King of FU (Nada Blank Press)
column: Conversations with Russians (Russia Beyond)
radio play: The Babushka Society (She’s in Russia)
fiction blogs: Flash-365 & The Moss
Latest Humor Article: That Time I Got Illegal Butt Surgery in Russia (Human Parts)
Latest article on Russia: U.S. Russophobia Needs to Stop (Russia Beyond)
Latest Fiction: Kids These Days (Defenestration)
Latest humor article: 3 Excuses Why Men Refuse to Give Oral & How to Get the F— Over It (Elephant Journal)
Fiction sometimes found in: Defenestration, Cease, Cows, Three Drops Press, Slackjaw, and others
Non-fiction sometimes found in: Human Parts, Elephant Journal, Thought Catalog, and others.
(profile image by @eaganiya)
Current Project: The Uninvited Guests – Illustrated by Nastia L. (Sponsored by Patreon Supporters)
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Five strange guests visit the bedroom of a young man throughout a long cold night in Saint Petersburg, Russia
“This one tastes like someone used a butthole for an ash tray then tried to clean it with whisky and tears.” – The Domovoi
“Try to remember the sixty-thousandth speck of sand you’ve ever seen in your life. That’s history trying to remember you. Except not really, because history wouldn’t bother trying. ” – Time Traveler
“Just give up already.” – Death
“Remember that time you peed the bed and you were too old to pee the bed and you had to tell your girlfriend you peed the bed…. she knew already, you know. Do you have to pee? I kind of have to pee. It makes me sad.” – Sandman
“Getting from one place to another is the most time mankind has spent on any single waking task. And the second most amount of time is spent whining about not having enough time to do what they want to do once they get there. I think the only think sadder than that is…. well, you.” – UNKNOWN